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Boxer and Squealer

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How does Boxer react to Squealer's claim that Snowball was on Jones's side all along? What does this reaction reveal about the development of Boxer's character?

A

He quickly accepts the news as truth, as he always does, which shows that he remains an ignorant, blindly loyal work horse

B

He becomes puzzled and challenges Squealer's claims with his own memory of Snowball's award and injury, which shows him thinking for himself for the first time

C

He refuses to believe it until Squealer explains that Napoleon says its true, at which point Boxer quickly and completely accepts the news; this shows that he still sticks by his "Napoleon is always right" mantra

D

A, B & C

E

B & C